Loup Langton


His career reflects a balance between international professional and creative work as well as journalism-related research and education. His book, Photojournalism and Today’s News is used in college classrooms across the Americas and Europe. He participated in the 2016 Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador and moved to Lisbon in 2017 while on sabbatical to create an interactive project that explores new definitions for urban journalism.

Langton and Pablo Corral Vega (Ecuador) created and directed the POY Latam visual journalism contest that is the largest and most prestigious contest of its kind in Ibero America.

As Director of Photography for Copley Chicago Newspapers, he helped lead a team that twice produced the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) Newspaper Photographer of the Year, and acted as Director of Visuals for Ecuador’s largest newspaper, El Universo.

Langton worked with the World Press Photo Foundation from 2005 to 2017, to interview the winners of the annual photo contest.As a freelance photographer and editor he contributed to several books and was published in numerous international publications. In addition, his work has appeared in exhibitions in New York and Washington, D.C. 

Langton served on faculty at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and at the University of Miami School of Communication. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Texas School of Communication in 1994.

Loup Langton